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Top 5 Companies in the Construction Materials Industry With the Highest Forward Earnings Yield (HW, EXP, JHX, MLM, VMC)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Construction Materials industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Headwaters ranks highest with a forward earnings yield of 5.0%. Eagle Materials is next with a forward earnings yield of 4.8%. James Hardie Industries ranks third highest with a forward earnings yield of 3.7%.

Martin Marietta Materials follows with a forward earnings yield of 2.7%, and Vulcan Materials rounds out the top five with a forward earnings yield of 1.8%.

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